Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference Presentations

Year 2017 – 12th Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference

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Lay Conference

Opening Address, Cystic Fibrosis Australia President Associate Professor Patrick O’Connor and featuring Keynote Speaker, CF Vlogger Lauren Rowe.

New Treatment Pipeline with Kris De Boeck, Head of the Pulmonary and Infectious Diseases programme at the University Hospital in Leuven, Belgium and Margarida Amaral, Professor of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisboa (Portugal).

Fertility and pregnancy in patients with CF with Shawn Aaron, University of Ottawa Professor and Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, plus Outcomes through Care Partnerships with Cindy George, Senior Director of Partnerships for Sustaining Daily Care, US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Transplants with Glen Westall, Head of the Paediatric Lung Transplant Program at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.

Medical Conference

Official Opening – Optimism, Opportunities and Outcomes, featuring Preston Campbell – CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Alexandra Quittner – Professor of Psychology and Paediatrics at University of Miami and Charles Haworth – Director of the Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection at Papworth Hospital, UK.

Understanding the mechanisms with Margarida Amaral, Professor of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisboa (Portugal).

Early Lung Disease with Sarath Ranganathan – Director of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Stephanie Davis – Professor of Paediatrics, Riley Hospital, Indianapolis, Stephen Stick – paediatric respiratory specialist at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth and Samuel Montgomery from the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis.

Challenges in achieving Centre Excellence in Infection Control management. Chair Scott Bell,  Professor Scott Bell, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cystic Fibrosis and Speaker Shawn Aaron, Professor Pulmonary Specialist University of Ottawa, Canada.

The Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry with Susannah Ahern, head of Science Unit at Monash University, Melbourne and Professor Scott Bell, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.

Clinical trials and drug discovery with Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, Associate Professor of Adult and Paediatric Pulmonary Medicine at National Jewish Health, US.

Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD) with NZ Starship Hospital Associate Professor Cass Byrnes and Angela Matson, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator at Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane.

CF Mentoring program with Amanda Leonard – Advance Practice Dietitian, The John Hopkins Center, US. Click here

Outcomes through care partnerships with Cindy George – Senior Director of Partnerships for Sustaining Daily Care, US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Plus Future Optimism, Opportunities and Outcomes with Kris De Boeck – Head of the Pulmonary and Infectious Diseases programme at the University Hospital in Leuven, Belgium, AND Awards.

The Microbiome (organisms that exist within us) with CF experts Geriant Rogers – Director of Microbiome Research at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Keith Ooi – Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital and Dr Kathryn Frayman – Australian CF researcher into very long-term outcomes following early infection.